A surprise announcement came toward the conclusion of Saturday nights' North Central Missouri College tenth annual Alumni gala.
A check for one point two million dollars was presented to the NCMC Foundation from the estates of Frederick and Franklin Bosley.
The money is obligated toward renovations of the Geyer Hall classroom building as well as for the knowledge fund for students to receive scholarships to attend North Central.
The Bosley brothers were described as often pondering what the architecturally-renovated Geyer Hall might look like in the future with beautiful new windows. They had attended Central School,now Geyer Hall, during their junior high years.
Both attended Trenton Junior College in 1946 and '47. Unveiling the one million, 200 thousand dollar check was Jacob Black, co-trustee of the Bosley Estates.
Moments earlier, College President Neil Nuttall reviewed the past ten years of the Foundation
which featured numerous donations to fund raising campaigns known as â€śPartners in Growth,â€ť
â€śInvest in the Vision,â€ť and the current â€śGifts in Action.â€ť Doctor Nuttall offered his thanks to many persons whom he described as inspirations to the campaigns. And he recognized their collective abilities to inspire others. Doctor Nuttall stated take time to enjoy all that has been accomplished including construction of Ketcham Community Center, Cross Hall, and the Barton farm campus.
Then he told the audience, â€śdon't stopâ€ť because there's more to be done as the next decade is launched for the college foundation.
Last evening featured special recognition for lead gift contributors: Dr. Albert and Carol Cross of Trenton; the estate of Doctor and Mrs. James Whitley of Columbia; and the estates of Frederick and Franklin Bosley of Trenton (for earlier contributions). Four more persons were inducted into the class of distinguished alumni: Doctor Joanna Anderson of Sedalia (formerly of Trenton); Judge Jim Holcomb of Four Seasons, (formerly of Trenton); Cathy McKay of Trenton and H-A Roberson of Bethany.
That brings to 48, the number of persons honored over the past ten years as distinguished alumni of
North Central Missouri College, formerly known as Trenton Junior College.